Friday 8th July was a great day out with a local group (Glasgow) from Luss to two of Loch Lomond’s many islands. On the first we found out about the uses of Sphangnum Moss, Horse’s Hoof Fungi and some of nature’s own medicines as well as collecting and tasting Blaeberries, Wood Sorrel and Pine needles (not so pleasant). On the second we searched in vain for sight of the island’s few remaining wallabies, and discovered some of the history of the island and it’s inhabitants. A strong headwind on the way home meant that all the paddling skills developed in the morning were put to good use and we were even treated to some warm and sunny spells on our return journey too.
PlacesFourth and Clyde canal nchtavannach Luss Village Froach Isle rowardennan Drymen Loch Lomond national park Aberfoyle Inch Moan Connich Hill Inchcailloch Inch Tavannach Kirkintilloch Loch Ard Ben Lomond Loch Chon Ardochlay Conic Hill Balmaha Luss Loch Goil Nairobi Ardlui Mt Kenya Loch Lomond Finnart Helensburgh Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Inch Connachan Kenya Broomhill Hospital Inchconnachan Loch Lomond Islands Lochgoilhead Loch Long Torrance Mark Cottage Mugdock Country Park Inchtavannach Estonia Inchmoan Ardochly Kelvin Carraig nan Ron Hessilhead wildlife centre
FaunaSwans Red Fox Heron Crow Oyster Catchers Damsel Fly Seal Dragon Fly Little Grebe Gannet Hooded Crow Canadian Goose Robin Black Guillemot Porpoise Osprey Gulls Kittiwake Mallard Oystercatcher jelly fish kingfisher Jackdaw Canadian Geese Merganser Ducks Buzzard Herring Gull dolphin Buzzards Wild Goats Raven Oyster Catcher Wagtail Cormorant Swan Dipper Deer Hedgehog Oyster Chatcher Racoon dog Common Tern Merganser Woodpecker Star fish Edible crab
FloraHawthorn Copice Rowan Sphagnum moss Scotts Pine Trees Elder Blaeberry Birch Sycamore Silver Birch Bull rush Ewe Horse's Hoof Fungi Beach Harebell Blaeberries Oak Star Moss Myrtle Horse's Hoof Fungus Horseshoe Fungi Crack willow Western Atlantic Oak cotton grass frosted Trees Old Man's Bear Lichen Common sorrel Birch Bark Scotts Pine tree Alder Rhododendron Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Wood sorrel Kelp Marsh Willow Australian Magnolia Lilly pads Bog Myrtle Pine Nettles Forestry Plantations Mountain soft rush Scotts Pine Atlantic Oak Honeysuckle
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